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June 26, 2008

Kanye cries foul


They pelted him with rocks and garbage.

And now he's throwing it back.

The Bonnaroo flap between Grammy-winning cry baby Kanye West and the fans who waited until 4:45 a.m. to see his truncated performance continues.

The latest salvo comes from Kanye himself, who took to his Web site and called the music festival organizers "squid brains," among other terms of endearment. He rails about logistics and says something about giving his all. (Fans beg to differ).

Catch his full rant here. Love the ALL CAPS. Doesn't make him look crazy at all.

Spin magazine, which has covered the hubbub since the beginning, wonders how a festival that could handle the likes of Metallica, Pearl Jam and the Flaming Lips could've fallen so far down on the job with His High-Handedness.

How indeed.



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